Treatment for advanced melanoma

Treatment for advanced melanoma can help to reduce symptoms, make you feel better and sometimes can help you to live longer. Find out about the different types of treatment you might have including targeted cancer drugs, immunotherapy and chemotherapy. 

Targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy

Targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy are used to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer. Read about why you have them and the different types of drugs used.

Chemotherapy for advanced melanoma

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it for advanced melanoma. 

Controlling symptoms of advanced melanoma

People with advanced melanoma can have different symptoms depending on where in the body it has spread to. It's possible to control many of the symptoms of advanced melanoma. 

Last reviewed: 
01 May 2020
Next review due: 
01 May 2023